FRANK Lampard's 200th Chelsea goal and a Eden Hazard strike saw Blues retake third spot in the league and close in on second.
Stamford Bridge stood as one to mark one of the most remarkable achievements it has ever seen: the coming of a double century from a midfielder, once considered to be an over-priced £11million buy.
Lampard wore the captain's badge as he did it, and was the last to leave the pitch, milking the adulation of his current team's support, and taking more than a little relish from the opprobrium of his former one.
Chelsea should have opened their account as early as the seventh minute.Lampard placing a great pass through for Demba Ba – face mask now loaned to Fernando Torres – to rush onto.
Ba ran level with James Collins, but his shot was sliced wide, causing him clear embarrassment if his toothy grin was anything to go by.
It was one of the few moments in the opening stages that wasn't created by Hazard: on top form, and looking to get any ball he came across towards the opposition goal.
A pinpoint cross from him on the right was bound for Ba moments later, but Winston Reid just edged his boot that little bit further to put it behind.
It was predictable, then, when Hazard set-up the opener.
A Victor Moses ball from the right almost found Lampard – playing so far up as to almost be a centre forward. That ball, though was cleared, but only to Hazard on the edge of the box.
The Belgian's perfectly weighted loping ball was headed in by a leaping Lampard from eight yards.
His celebration was understandably gleeful - West Ham fans less amused, as they pelted his with missiles.
Chelsea looked dominant, even their slightly haphazard defending never really threatened to open up for the visitors.
Seven minutes after the break came another moment to cherish.
Hazard, in the very height of form, scored a goal so special it led many to utter the magical word 'Zola-esque'.
Starting on the right hand side, he played an exchange with Juan Mata – which he then chased to dribble through the box, before turning and shooting home.
A goal-of-the-month contender for any month you care to mention.
Unable to make a mark, West Ham got more and more frustrated. They switched from lump-the-ball-and-hope, to lump-the-player-and-pray.
Whatever it was, it wasn't football.
Lampard should have goal 201 as the game came to a close, an Oscar cross being sliced over the bar when it looked easier to score.
Chelsea go into the international break after a week of highs. And none will be higher than Lampard - two short of equalling the Chelsea all-comers' goalscoring record.